Health & Safety Training

The Southeastern OTI Education Center is a partnership between the University of Tennessee and North Carolina State University. As an OTI ED Center we are authorized by OSHA to deliver high quality, nationally recognized training to public and private sector workers, supervisors and employers. Our experienced instructors can offer these programs to you as either open enrollment or-site delivered classes.

Meeting state (TOSHA) and federal (OSHA) requirements reflects a dedication to the health and safety of your employees; UTCIS shares this commitment to Tennessee workers and is pleased to offer “train-the-trainer” courses in construction, general industry, disaster site and maritime.

Course Registration

CIS courses are delivered conveniently throughout the year at sites all across the state. All courses are taught by subject-matter experts —people who have worked in manufacturing plants, as well as service-oriented businesses, and who have faced the same problems and opportunities you do every day. 

After a course has been selected, the registrations options are:

  • Click the "REGISTER HERE" link beneath the course listing below to be redirected to the training details page.
  • If you have previously taken courses from CIS but have trouble accessing your account or don't remember the email address you created your account with, please contact Carol Jones (carol.jones@tennessee.edu) at: 615-253-6371.
  • Course Registration Form [PDF]—Print and Fax to 615.253.6346 or mail to address on form.


 

COURSES

#7300 - Confined Space Overview

OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.146(g) requires an employer to train employees who enter, attend to or supervise confined spaces. In this introductory course, learn to identify confined spaces, the major confined space hazards, principles of ventilation, entry permitting and the requirements of a permit-required confined space program.

COST: $150

Please email our OSHA Training Institute Program Coordinator Bryan Lane at bryan.lane@tennessee.edu for additional details.


#7410 - Trench Safety/Excavation Competent Person

This course covers the responsibilities of the excavation competent person as spelled out in OSHA 29 CFR 1926.650. Students learn the OSHA-accepted soils classification methods, types of testing required, how to select protective systems and the elements of an excavation safety program.

COST: $150

Please email our OSHA Training Institute Program Coordinator Bryan Lane at bryan.lane@tennessee.edu for additional details.


#7845 - Recordkeeping Rule Seminar

This course is designed to assist employers in identifying and fulfilling their responsibilities for posting certain records, maintaining records of illnesses and injuries and reporting specific cases to OSHA. Participants who successfully complete this course will be able to identify OSHA requirements and complete OSHA's forms 300, 300A and 301.

COST: $125

Please email our OSHA Training Institute Program Coordinator Bryan Lane at bryan.lane@tennessee.edu for additional details.


#500 - Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction

This course is designed for personnel in the private sector interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour construction safety and health outreach program to their employees and other interested groups. Special emphasis is placed on those topics that are required in the 10- and 30-hour programs as well as on those that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. Course participants are briefed on effective instructional approaches and the effective use of visual aids and handouts. This course allows the student to become a trainer in the Outreach Program and to conduct both a 10- and 30-hour construction safety and health course and to issue cards to participants verifying course completion.

COST: $795

Prerequisites: Course #510 and five years of construction safety experience. A college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation, in the applicable training area may be substituted for two (2) years of experience.  (Please note, the 30-hour Construction OSHA outreach class is not considered equivalent to OSHA #510. Also, the 510 course must have been completed in the last 7 years. If you completed the course longer than 7 years ago, then you will need to retake it in order to qualify.)

NOTE: Students in Course #500 who wish to participate as authorized trainers in the Outreach Program must successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course and must prepare a one-hour presentation on an assigned OSHA Construction Outreach topic individually or as part of a group. Authorized OSHA Outreach trainers are required to attend Course #502 at least once every four years to maintain their trainer status.

If you are registering for the OSHA #500 or 501 courses you must complete this form prior to the course date: Prerequisite Verification Form

Dates and locations of training events:

2019:

  • March 25-28 - Nashville
  • October 28-31 - Knoxville


#501 - Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for General Industry

This course is designed for personnel in the private sector interested in teaching the 10- and 30-hour general industry safety and health outreach program to their employees and other interested groups. Special emphasis is placed on those topics that are required in the 10- and 30-hour programs as well as on those that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. Course participants are briefed on effective instructional approaches and the effective use of visual aids and handouts. This course allows the student to become a trainer in the Outreach Program and to conduct both a 10- and 30-hour general industry safety and health course and to issue cards to participants verifying course completion.

COST: $795

Prerequisites: Course #511 and five years of general industry safety experience. A college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation, in the applicable training area may be substituted for two (2) years of experience.  (Please note, the 30-hour General Industry OSHA outreach class is not considered equivalent to OSHA #511. Also, the 511 course must have been completed in the last 7 years. If you completed the course longer than 7 years ago, then you will need to retake it in order to qualify.)

NOTE: Students in Course #501 who wish to participate as authorized trainers in the Outreach Program must successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course and must prepare a half-hour presentation on an assigned OSHA General Industry topic individually or as part of a group. Authorized OSHA Outreach trainers are required to attend Course #503 at least once every four years to maintain their trainer status.

If you are registering for the OSHA #500 or 501 courses you must complete this form prior to the course date: Prerequisite Verification Form

Dates and locations of training events:

2019:

  • April 2-5 - Nashville
  • September 17-20 - Memphis
  • November 12-15 - Knoxville

#502 - Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers

This course is designed for personnel in the private sector who have completed #500 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry and who are active trainers in the outreach program. It provides an update on such topics as OSHA construction standards, policies, and regulations.

As of January 1, 2019, OSHA has eliminated the 90-day grace period after the expiration of the trainer card. Trainers must renew before their expiration date in order to take the OSHA #502 Update Class. After their expiration date, trainers must re-take the OSHA #500 Trainer Course. Previously-authorized OSHA Outreach Trainers for the Construction Industry whose status has expired must now submit the same prerequisites as participants who want to become a new trainer to renew in the OSHA #500. Please note, after the expiration date on the trainer card, instructors are no longer authorized to conduct 10-hour or 30-hour classes and will not be able to request student completion cards.

COST: $625 

Prerequisites: Course #500
 
NOTE: Authorized OSHA Outreach trainers are required to attend this course once every four years to maintain their trainer status. 

Dates and locations and training events:

2018:

  • December 10 - 12   Nashville

2019:

  • February 25-27 - Knoxville
  • November 6-8 - Nashville

#503 - Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers

This course is designed for private sector personnel who have completed course #501 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry and who are active trainers in the outreach program. It provides an update on OSHA general industry standards and OSHA policies.

As of January 1, 2019, OSHA has eliminated the 90-day grace period after the expiration of the trainer card. Trainers must renew before their expiration date in order to take the OSHA #503 Update Class. After their expiration date, trainers must re-take the OSHA #501 Trainer Course. Previously-authorized OSHA Outreach Trainers for General Industry whose status has expired must now submit the same prerequisites as participants who want to become a new trainer to renew in the OSHA #501. Please note, after the expiration date on the trainer card, instructors are no longer authorized to conduct 10-hour or 30-hour classes and will not be able to request student completion cards.

COST: $625 

Prerequisites: Course #501.

NOTE: Authorized OSHA Outreach trainers are required to attend this course once every four years to maintain their trainer status. 

Dates and locations of training events:

2019:

  • April 8-10 - Knoxville 

#510 - Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction

This course for private sector personnel covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as construction safety and health principles. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA construction standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide.

COST: $795 (price includes a copy of the OSHA standards, 29 CFR Part 1926)

Dates and locations of training events:

2019:

  • March 4-7 - Nashville
  • October 7-10 - Knoxville

#511 - Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry

This course for private sector personnel covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA general industry standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide.

COST: $795 (price includes a copy of the OSHA standards, 29 CFR Part 1910)

Dates and locations of training events:

2019:

  • March 12-15 - Nashville
  • July 23-26 - Memphis
  • August 13-16 - Knoxville

#2015 Hazardous Materials

In this class we will focus on Subpart H of 20 CFR Part 1910. Students will learn about methods for detecting unsafe storage conditions for hazardous materials and hazardous conditions and unsafe procedures to appropriate standards for abatement action. You will also learn about necessary precautions for hazardous operations, such as the dispensing of flammable and combustible liquids as well as abatement techniques for selected industrial hazards.

COST: $725

Please email our OSHA Training Institute Program Coordinator Bryan Lane at bryan.lane@tennessee.edu for additional details.


10-Hour General Industry Course

This course provides instruction on a variety of general industry safety and health standards. It's particularly useful for those who are just entering the safety field and would like a better understanding of what is required and where to start. Course subject matter includes an introduction OSHA; OSHAct/General Duty Clause; inspections, citations and penalties; walking and working surfaces; means of egress and fire protection; and electrical.

Note: Students who complete this will receive an OSHA 10-Hour General Industry card.

COST: $225

Please email our OSHA Training Institute Program Coordinator Bryan Lane at bryan.lane@tennessee.edu for additional details.


10-Hour Construction Course

This course provides instruction on a variety of construction safety and health standards. It's particularly useful for those who are just entering the safety field and would like a better understanding of what is required and where to start. Course subject matter includes an introduction OSHA; OSHAct/General Duty Clause; inspections, citations and penalties; Focus Four Hazards; health hazards in construction, PPE, ladders and materials handling. 
 
Note: Students who complete this will receive an OSHA 10-Hour Construction card.

COST: $225

Please email our OSHA Training Institute Program Coordinator Bryan Lane at bryan.lane@tennessee.edu for additional details.


30-Hour General Industry Course

This course covers more subjects and goes into more detail than the OSHA 10-Hour. Good for safety managers and maintenance personnel as well as safety committees, etc. course subjects include Intro to OSHA, electrical, safety and health management programs, machine guarding, permit-required confined spaces and lockout/tagout Students who complete the course will receive an OSHA 30-Hour card. PLEASE NOTE: This course is NOT the pre-requisite for the OTI 501 Trainer class. The pre-requisite for the OTI 501 Trainer class in the OTI Standards class.

COST: $550

2019:

  • June 3-6 - Nashville
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Bryan Lane

OSHA Training Institute Program Coordinator

(615) 532-4924

Bryan.Lane@tennessee.edu